Belize Deep Sea Fishing Tours
Deep Sea Fishing
At the atolls, such as Glover’s Reef, waters plummet thousands of feet only 200-300 feet from the reef crest on all sides of the atolls making these areas oases in a desert of deep blue ocean. Fishing here offers something for everyone and packs an amazing punch of excitement and challenge! Sharks, mackerel, barracuda, dorado (also known as mahi-mahi and common dolphin), wahoo, and kingfish are all plentiful and readily caught on a good day of trolling.
We mainly go for large, aggressive predatory species and these include, but are not limited to:
SAILFISH – Istiophorus americanus
Caught regularly from January through June. Particularly in April and May over the week of the full moon. Potential is strictly for sportsfish. Up to 73 lbs. in size have been caught locally. It is caught anywhere outside the reef.
BLACKFIN TUNA – Thunnus atlanticus
Many blackfin tuna schools definitely reported at Glover’s Reef. Tuna feed on sardines and herring.
ALBACORE TUNA – similar to Thunnus alalunga – Thunnus atlanticusFeeds on mackerel, herring and sardines. Often caught locally by Kingfish trollers, during February, March, and April.
BONITO – Katsuwonus pelamis – Thunnus atlanticusAbout 2 ft long and 20 lbs weight. Schooling occurs April through June.
YELLOWFIN TUNA – similar to Thunnus catalinae P.
Quantities unknown. Caught occasionally the first half of the year. This is a deep swimming fish and not usually seen, but definitely present. Recommended gear is longline. Hot location reputed to be 15 miles southeast of Glovers Reef south point. Weight about 125 lbs. Surface water temperature of above 69 degrees farenheit recommended above a shallow thermocline of about 30 fathoms.
BLUEFIN TUNA – Thunnus thynnus
A rare one landed occasionally. This is a constantly moving pelagic fish. A surface water temperature of above 69 degrees Farenheit needed for successful catches. Runs up to 800 lbs in weight.
Deep Water Trolling
Deep water trolling for larger species including barracuda, king mackerel, jacks, cubera snapper, wahoo, tuna, and mahi mahi.
Boat: 34 feet Black Orchid with twin 150 HP
Equipment: all equipment provided
Specialty Deep Sea Charter
Deep water bill fishing for larger species including marlin, sailfish, wahoo, maji maji.
Boat: 36 foot Intrepid Center Console with Cuddy Cabin, Twin 300 hp Yamahas
Also, fantastic snorkeling, diving, and spear fishing.”